congratulation

noun
con·​grat·​u·​la·​tion | \kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən, -ˌgra-jə-\

Definition of congratulation 

1 : the act of congratulating

2 : a congratulatory expression usually used in plural Congratulations on your promotion.

Examples of congratulation in a Sentence

Let me offer you my congratulations for being elected. Please send her my congratulations. I sent her a letter of congratulations.
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In a speech at the assembly's opening session on Wednesday, King Norodom Sihamoni conveyed his warmest congratulations to the new lawmakers and urged them to fulfill their duties under the law and to work for the benefit of the entire country. Sopheng Cheang, Fox News, "Cambodia's longtime leader Hun Sen begins another term," 6 Sep. 2018 In a speech at the assembly’s opening, King Norodom Sihamoni conveyed his warmest congratulations to the new lawmakers and urged them to fulfill their duties under the law and to work for the benefit of the entire country. Sopheng Cheang, The Seattle Times, "Cambodia’s new one-party legislature begins session," 4 Sep. 2018 The photo already has more than a million likes, as well as thousands of supportive comments wishing the three-time big brother and his family congratulations on their latest addition. Lily Rose, Teen Vogue, "Justin Bieber Introduces New Baby Sister With Sweet Instagram," 16 Aug. 2018 Along with numerous think pieces and thousands of tweets from fans of the show, a number of celebrities sent out their congratulations to Mock via Twitter last night. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Celebrities Celebrate Janet Mock's History-Making Directorial Debut on FX's 'Pose': See the Tweets," 9 July 2018 Both of his main opponents, Ricardo Anaya and Jose Antonio Meade, conceded to López Obrador and offered their congratulations. Joshua Partlow, Anchorage Daily News, "Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican presidential race," 2 July 2018 Former fire/safety officers, District 14 State Sen. Joe Uecker and County Commissioner Ed Humphrey, along with County Commissioner David Painter, offered their congratulations, a proclamation and state citation. Sharon Brumagem, Cincinnati.com, "Goshen Township celebrates Station 19 opening," 19 June 2018 After a four-year attendance slide, slumping revenues, management shakeups, and two CEO exits in three years, Wall Street analysts were offering their congratulations, and news headlines were trumpeting SeaWorld’s soaring stock price. Lori Weisberg, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Is this the year SeaWorld makes a comeback?," 14 May 2018 As soon as the news was announced on Twitter, the NASCAR world offered its congratulations to the happy couple on their first child. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Dale Jr. and Amy Earnhardt announce the birth of their baby, Isla Rose," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of congratulation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for congratulation

see congratulate

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congratulation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of congratulation

congratulations : a message telling someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck : words that congratulate someone

: the act of telling someone that you are happy because of his or her success or good luck : the act of congratulating someone

congratulation

noun
con·​grat·​u·​la·​tion | \kən-ˌgra-chə-ˈlā-shən \

Kids Definition of congratulation

1 : the act of expressing pleasure at another person's success or good fortune

2 : an expression of pleasure at another person's success or good fortune usually used in pl.

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